Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine
Elder Care and Palliative Services in Washington, DC
Our board-certified geriatric and palliative specialists at The GW Medical Faculty Associates provide comprehensive care for medically complex older adults. Services include primary and preventative healthcare, geriatric assessment, cognitive assessment and memory disorders evaluation and treatment clinic, and the House Call Program. Palliative medicine consultation is available to patients and families facing severe illness and end-of-life issues.
Our geriatric and palliative specialists offer holistic, interprofessional person-and family-centered care to our patients and their families in the clinic, in the hospital, and in homecare and assisted living and nursing home settings.
Our clinicians are actively engaged in teaching and research, particularly in the area of dementia research. The SAPC (Supportive and Palliative Care) clinic provides outpatient palliative medicine consultation, and our palliative physicians provide in-hospital consultations as well.
To contact our clinic, please call202-741-2870.
If you would like to find out more about how you can support our continuing work, please call the Office of Medical Center Development at (202) 994-7511. We also welcome all donations via Friends of the MFA.
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